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Top 10 inspirational female keynote speakers



Did you ever wonder who the top 10 most inspirational female keynote speakers of our time are? Are you looking for some inspiration from motivational female keynote speakers? As we celebrate gender diversity and inclusion in this blog, we have created a list of the top 10 female keynote speakers to encourage you to become the best person you can be! In this blogpost, you will meet the top 10 female motivational speakers of our time to encourage you to think differently. These top female keynote speakers use the power of their words to inspire their listeners to become a better version of themselves.



1. Mel Robbins


There’s a reason why Mel Robbins is one of the most-booked female speakers in the world: she creates an emotionally unique experience for her audience – and is always deeply personal and highly actionable. Her goal is simple: to send her listeners back into the world with actionable tools and confidence to fully step into the leaders, and changemakers they strive to become. Watch Mel Robbins Ted Talk “How to stop screwing yourself over”. Follow Mel Robbins on twitter, linkedin, facebook and instagram.



2. Amy Purdy


Amy has evolved into one of the most powerful female motivational speakers who has been seen by millions of people and invited to share her story to audiences around the world. Amy’s TEDx talk, “Living Beyond Limits” is the number one recommended video by TED x OC to incoming TED speakers formulating their own presentations. Amy’s creativity, positive outlook and her never-give-up attitude make her one of the most inspiring speakers out there. Watch Amy Purdy Ted Talk “Living beyond limits”. Follow Amy Purdy on facebook, twitter, instagram.





3. Iyanla Vanzant


Iyanla Vanzant is an American female inspirational speaker, spiritual teacher, author, life coach, and television personality. She is known primarily for her books, her eponymous talk show, and her appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Iyanla is a living testament to the value in life's valleys and the power of acting on faith. Iyanla has had a unique life filled with many personal struggles, which she has overcome and used to become stronger. Now, she's back, helping people fix their lives, using her past to help others' futures. Watch “Iyanla Vanzant Breaks Down Her Spiritual Code of Conduct”. Follow Iyanla Vanzant on facebook, instagram, twitter.




4. Robyn Benincasa


Robyn Benincasa is an American endurance racer, adventure racer, author, and motivational speaker. She was a competitor in several seasons of the Eco-Challenge: The Expedition Race reality television show. Her team won the 2000 Eco-Challenge in Borneo. Robyn Benincasa has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business. Robyn’s innovative team building and peak performance strategies help teams cross their most challenging finish lines. And her “8 Essential Elements of Extreme Performance” promotes the kind of collaboration, innovation, mindset and culture that leads to breakthrough results.As one of the World’s Top keynote Speakers, and recognized as one of the Top 10 Speakers Featured by Harvard Business Review, Robyn is known as an inspirational force for leadership, teambuilding, and extreme performance. Watch Robyn Benincasa talk “Playing to Win: How Champions Lead Change”. Follow Robyn Benincasa on facebook, twitter and instagram.






5. Brene Brown


​​Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers, and is the host of the weekly Spotify Original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead. Brené’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages and titles include: Dare to Lead, Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection. Most recently Brené collaborated with Tarana Burke to co-edit You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience. Her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 50 million views. Follow Brené Brown on facebook, twitter, instagram and linkedin.


6. Gabrielle Bernstein


Gabby Bernstein is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight books. Her mission is to help her audience crack open to a spiritual relationship of their own understanding so that they can live in alignment with their true purpose, too! There are many ways that she can help her audiences, no matter where they are on their spiritual path. Watch Gabrielle Bernstein Ted Talk “How to be a miracle worker”. Follow Gabrielle Bernstein on instagram and youtube.





7. Felecia Hatcher


An author and globally sought after speaker, Hatcher has been honored at the White House as one of the Empact Top 100 Entrepreneurs under 30 in 2011, and honored as a 2014 White House Champion of Change for STEM Access and Diversity, Featured in Forbes, on the NBC Today Show, MSNBC, Grio’s 100 African American’s Making History, a TEDxMiami and TedxJamaica Presenter and featured on the Cooking Channel, Inc Magazine, Wall Street Journal Japan, Comcast, WLRN/NPR, Miami Herald, Entrepreneur, Ebony, Vibe, Essence Magazine and Black Enterprise. For the past decade Felecia has dedicated her life to inspiring a new generation of leaders through her conversational talks on Entrepreneurship, Tech Innovation Inclusion, Funding and Personal Branding. Watch Felecia Hatcher Ted Talk “Tell Your Failure Story”. Follow Felecia Hatcher on instagram and youtube.



8. Perrine Farque


​​Perrine Farque is the voice of inclusion of her generation. As an award-winning diversity and inclusion keynote speaker, she was nominated in the Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech by ComputerWeekly. Featured on the BBC as the author of the best-selling book Inclusion: The Ultimate Secret for an Organization's Success, Perrine drove the strategy at leading technology companies including Facebook for over a decade. During her career, Perrine spoke at many industry events including Microsoft, IBM and Facebook. Perrine has an extensive track-record of transforming workplaces into highly inclusive, engaged and collaborative places. Perrine talks about building diverse and inclusive workplaces that drive employee engagement, retention, productivity, profitability, innovation and growth. Watch Perrine Farque Ted Talk “Inclusion is the key to success”. Follow Perrine Farque on linkedin, twitter, instagram and facebook.






9. Terri Trespicio


Terri Trespicio is a writer, keynote speaker, and brand advisor. She helps people identify, articulate, and seize on their own standout ideas—for their brands, businesses, whatever work they do—so that they can become powerful, and fulfilled, contributors and leaders. She does it by creating the conditions for creative breakthroughs. Terri speaks all over the world, leads workshops and retreats, and works one-on-one with clients to help them go from paralyzed to prolific, from stuck to full steam ahead—and not only change how they see their own work, but how they see everything else, too. Watch Terri Trespicio Ted Talk “Stop searching for your passion”. Follow Terri Trespicio on linkedin, twitter, instagram, facebook.




10. Nicole Malachowski


Nicole Malachowski is a retired United States Air Force officer and the first female pilot selected to fly as part of the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron, better known as the Thunderbirds. Competitively selected to fly combat aircraft, she embarked on an adventure among the first group of women to fly fighter aircraft. She is now a sought-after keynote speaker and advocates on behalf of patients suffering from tick borne illnesses. Watch Nicole Malachowski talk “Steel Sharpens Steel - Power of Vulnerability”. Follow Nicole Malachowski on instagram, twitter, linkedin and youtube.






The number of acclaimed female motivational speakers is growing faster than ever before, and the world is ready for them! If you are looking to hire a top female motivational speaker to inspire your audience with a different perspective, book your preferred keynote speaker today from the list above and start inspiring your listeners!


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